Parachuting in Raleigh, North Carolina!

“There’s nothing more thrilling than jumping out of an airplane!” — Anonymous

 

Parachuting in Raleigh, North Carolina!

“There’s nothing more thrilling than jumping out of an airplane!” — Anonymous

Skip the excuses, let’s skydive!

Skydiving is more than just a bucket list item. It’s a fun, often addicting activity that is a great way to burn off steam and experience the outdoors. The adrenaline you get from your dive will have you feeling so good, you will keep coming back for more! When you skydive, you’re not just jumping out of an airplane. You are conquering your fears and living life to the fullest, AND you can do it with all of your favorite people! There are options for everybody’s interests. Whether you’re a first timer and want to go tandem with an instructor, or this is your 100th jump and you want to take the leap by your lonesome, Parachuting.com Raleigh has all of the offerings you need! Skydiving is also not as expensive as you might think. You can easily execute a skydiving day trip for under $200. So leave your excuses behind and book your skydiving excursion with Parachuting.com Raleigh today!


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Tandem Skydiving


Jump out of an aircraft in the safest and most exhilarating way when you choose tandem skydiving! Tandem skydiving is great for the first timer or a tenth timer– you get all of the adrenaline from falling, without all of the stress about when to pull your ‘chute. During the jump, you are strapped to an instructor who does all of the hard work while you set sail over the beautiful North Carolina landscape!

Go Tandem Skydiving Today!

Tandem Skydiving


Jump out of an aircraft in the safest and most exhilarating way when you choose tandem skydiving! Tandem skydiving is great for the first timer or a tenth timer– you get all of the adrenaline from falling, without all of the stress about when to pull your ‘chute. During the jump, you are strapped to an instructor who does all of the hard work while you set sail over the beautiful North Carolina landscape!

Go Tandem Skydiving Today!


Skydiving Academy


Take your skydiving to the next level when you attend Parachuting.com Raleigh’s skydiving academy! This is a great option for those who want to skydive professionally, or just want to take more responsibility in their jumps. Once you complete either your accelerated freefall or static line training at the skydiving academy you will be fully equipped to execute a jump all by yourself! No instructor required. So let Parachuting.com Raleigh help you achieve your skydiving goals!

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Skydiving Academy


Take your skydiving to the next level when you attend Parachuting.com Raleigh’s skydiving academy! This is a great option for those who want to skydive professionally, or just want to take more responsibility in their jumps. Once you complete either your accelerated freefall or static line training at the skydiving academy you will be fully equipped to execute a jump all by yourself! No instructor required. So let Parachuting.com Raleigh help you achieve your skydiving goals!

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Parachuting Gift Certificates


Whether you have a friend who’s always wanted to go skydiving, or you just really want someone to go with you, a gift certificate from Parachuting.com Raleigh is a great idea. Our gift certificates are valid for up to two years and can be transferred between locations. If you don’t want to go skydiving, don’t stop those around you! Call your Parachuting.com customer service representatives to make your gift certificate purchase any day of the week.

Purchase a Parachuting Gift Certificate

Parachuting Gifts


Whether you have a friend who’s always wanted to go skydiving, or you just really want someone to go with you, a gift certificate from Parachuting.com Raleigh is a great idea. Our gift certificates are valid for up to two years and can be transferred between locations. If you don’t want to go skydiving, don’t stop those around you! Call your Parachuting.com customer service representatives to make your gift certificate purchase any day of the week.

Purchase a Parachuting Gift Certificate

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Parachuting.com Raleigh has all of the skydiving activities you need

Raleigh, North Carolina has something to offer everyone! The city has a quaint small-town feel with all of the commodities of a big city. There are ample arts and cultural institutions, breweries, beautiful college campuses, and fascinating historical sites. Raleigh is also conveniently located near the Great Smoky Mountains and the Atlantic Coast– the day trip possibilities are endless! What if you could soar over this beautiful place and gaze at all of the breathtaking architecture and landscapes from the sky? Well, you can when you choose to skydive with Parachuting.com Raleigh! Take your Saturday outing to the next level. You’re just a phone call away!

Raleigh, North Carolina Parachuting
Parachute Jumps in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh, North Carolina Tandem Parachuting

Attention first time skydivers!


Tandem Jumps are a great entry point to skydiving because you are strapped to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified instructor who will take on all of the responsibilities while you enjoy the view from 14,000 feet above ground level (ABL).

The Process – Here’s how it works

First, you’ll arrive at the drop zone BEFORE your scheduled jump so that you can get the lay of the land, meet your instructor, watch an informative video, get geared up, and board the aircraft. Once you are onboard the plane, you will ascend to the jump elevation, your instructor will attach themselves to you, and you will move toward the doorway.

Finally, YOU JUMP! The jump is approximately 30 seconds of freefall and begins at 10,000+ feet. Your instructor will typically deploy the parachute between 5,500 and 6,000 feet, which will give you a nice, calm decent for the next couple of minutes. Once you are safely on the ground you are free to celebrate with your friends and family and take lots of pictures!

The Equipment

While you’re in the air, you’ll be packing some gear to keep you safe. You’ll have goggles to protect your eyes, a harness to attach yourself to your instructor and your parachute, a container that contains your parachutes, and an automatic activation device (AAD) that will keep track of your speed and altitude and deploy your reserve ‘chute if necessary.

During a tandem jump there are three parachutes: the main parachute, a drogue chute (a smaller chute attached to the main that provides more resistance when there are two people diving together), and a reserve ‘chute– just in case.

What makes our drop zones appealing?

Our dropzones are the best! Can you imagine conquering your fear of skydiving only to return safely to the ground with no one there cheering you on? It’s one thing if they’re in the air with you, but it can be pretty lonely to do your first jump entirely on your own. So don’t make your loved ones wait to hear all about your adventure hours later—invite them to come with you! And make sure they bring their camera.

Also, be sure to let them know that Parachuting.com’s drop zones are the best for watching and waiting! They have comfortable seating (both inside and out), and some even have amenities such as food and drinks for sale, and picnic tables to dine on while you wait. Let your guests lounge in style while they wait for you to join them!

Every location is different, so make sure to ask your Parachuting.com representative about our amenities when you schedule your jump.

Segue into our various other services…

Don’t miss out on your memories!
Don’t forget to have your fan club bring their cameras to get great shots of you as you descend. There will be a lot of photo opportunities from the time you gear up to the time you return safely to the ground, and you don’t want to forget a moment!

If you’re not planning to have an entourage to cheer you on or don’t trust your friends to capture your dive adequately, check out our imagery packages. You can dive with a GoPro, or have a professional document every second for you!

Already feeling like a tandem jump is too easy? See below for more information on our skydiving academy! You can choose between two tracks, Accelerated Freefall or Static Line Progression, to become a professional skydiver at your own pace. Either track will get you Federal Aviation Administration certified in no time so that you’ll be able to jump where you want, when you want.

Ready to take a tandem parachute jump? Call 919-670-3205 today!


Solo Parachuting Academy inRaleigh, North Carolina

Get certified with the Parachuting.com’s Skydiving Academy


If you’re ready to start skydiving by yourself, Parachuting.com’s Skydiving Academy is the place for you! We’re official. Our training is executed with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified skydiving professionals so that you are eligible to receive FAA certification too!

Accelerated Freefall (AFF)

The Accelerated Freefall (AFF) method of skydiving training is the quickest approach to get certified. It involves seven steps that include solo skydives with an instructor jumping with you in various degrees. The reason it’s the fastest method is because you can complete your first jump after only seven hours of studying on the ground. In static line training, the student has to complete several tandem jumps before they can strike out on their own.

What to expect on your first free fall
During your first solo freefall, you will jump alongside your instructors from about 10,000 feet AGL, and they will hold onto your harness as you fall. They will then prompt you to pull your ‘chute and give you ample opportunity to do so. If you fail to pull your ‘chute during the specified time your instructor will do it for you!

Seven Steps
Although there are seven levels to get through during your accelerated freefall training, they can be broken up into two groups: levels 1-3 and levels 4-7.

During levels 1-3, you will work with two certified instructors who will jump with you and teach you about: altitude awareness, body position, stability, pull sequence, and effective chute deployment. At the end of level 3, you will execute a jump completely by yourself!

In levels 4-7 you will learn how to perform: turns, forward movement, docking onto others, and ‘Superman’ exits from the aircraft. After the completion of each level, you will carry out a solo jump that demonstrates your knowledge and mastery of each task that you practiced.

Last Step: Integrated Student Program (ISP)
After you complete level 7 with your instructors, you will move into the Integrated Student Program (ISP) where you keep practicing what you’ve learned until you have executed 25 jumps. Once you’ve finished that, you are eligible to apply for an A license. Upon approval, you are permitted to jump wherever you want!

Static Line Progression

Static Line Progression (S/L) occurs when you jump at about 3,000 feet AGL, but your main parachute is deployed using a “static line” that is attached to the aircraft.

Here’s how it works
If you choose to complete S/L training, you will start by completing 5 hours of ground instruction followed by two S/L jumps. After two S/L jumps, you will complete 3 more S/L jumps in which you will demonstrate that you’re capable of pulling your own ripcord at the correct time. Finally, you will get to free fall! Just like in the Accelerated Freefall training, after you’ve completed 25 jumps, you are ready to apply for your A license!

Start your journey to solo skydiving by calling 919-670-3205!

Parachuting.com Raleigh Tandem Parachuting Gifts

Gift Certificates: Everyone wants gift certificates


It’s okay if skydiving isn’t your thing. But just because you don’t want to jump, doesn’t mean you can’t help your friends and family conquer their fears! Purchase a Parachuting.com RaleighGift Certificate for your next special occasion.

Parachuting.com gift certificates are also a great gift idea because they are flexible and can be redeemed on your loved one’s schedule. They are valid for 2 years after purchase and can be transferred to a different location upon request. So no matter where your college graduate or wander lusting cousin is headed, they can still use their gift certificate wherever they end up!

When you gift someone a tandem or AFF Level 1 jump, you are giving them an experience of a lifetime that they will never forget. So don’t wait, call today to purchase the gift that will earn you “best boyfriend/grandma/mom/dad/aunt/uncle/friend/cousin/co-worker/wife EVER status!”

Order Parachuting Gift Certificates Online

We have multiple options to treat your loved one with a parachuting gift! They are good for any occasion and are available to purchase online! Not only are they good in the Raleigh area, but they can redeem theirs at any of our nationwide affiliates!

Purchase Your Gift Now!

Order a tandem skydiving gift certificate at 919-670-3205!

Parachuting.com Raleigh Videos and Imagery

Imagery Packages: Say cheese!


Don’t want to forget your skydiving experience? Parachuting.com Raleigh offers great imagery packages! There are two main videography categories to choose from: dive with a GoPro or Handycam attached to you or have someone record your jump for you! Although the GoPro or Handycam option is generally cheaper, hiring a professional camera flyer to record your jump has its perks.

When you choose to work with a camera flyer, they will capture every second of your skydiving adventure– from the time you prep your gear to the time you’re safely back on the ground. They will be with you as you gear up, on the plane with you as you psych yourself out, throughout the fall as your screaming profanities, and safely back on the ground for your landing.

During the jump, your camera flyer will exit the plane slightly before you do so they can get great shots all the way through the dive and reach the ground before you do to capture your epic landing. After your flight is completed, they will edit and sculpt an awesome video (complete with music) for you to keep forever. This usually takes less than an hour for them to put together and is a great keepsake to show all of your friends and family members.

Remember that it’s always a good idea to schedule your camera flyer with us ahead of time if at all possible to ensure that we have someone available to send up with you!

Camera flyers


Camera flying is an extremely challenging task. Can you imagine leaping out of an airplane while concentrating on getting the best footage rather than paying attention to your ‘chute? You have to be able to manipulate the air around you to get every angle and, oh yeah, try not to die in the process!

It takes a ton of practice in order to hone your camera and diving skills and a lot of research to gather the best equipment. In order for someone to pay you for your services, you really have to be the best of the best!

  • A typical trajectory to becoming a camera flyer is:
  • Become a certified skydiver and learn to move around other divers
  • Purchase your mounting and videography gear (typically camera flyers mount their camera on their bodies for ease)
  • Practice taking video in the air and editing it on the ground (A LOT)
  • Start charging people for them!

Although these may sound like fairly simple steps, the expression “easier said than done” certainly applies. Keep in mind that every practice flight costs money until you are good enough to get paid, and camera equipment is not cheap. You’ll need to save up before you dive into this career path!

Don’t miss a moment!
Video your skydive by calling 919-670-3205!

Get in Touch with Parachuting.com Raleigh Today!

When you decide to jump out of an airplane, Parachuting.com Raleigh is ready and waiting to guide you through the process. Whether it’s your first time and you want to execute a tandem jump with a professional, you are ready to strike out on your own and learn everything there is to know about diving solo, or you are looking for the perfect gift, your Parachuting.com experts are here to help! Don’t wait– let’s dive.

Parachuting.com Raleigh proudly services the Raleigh area, which includes these nearby cities:
Garner, NC – Cary, NC – Apex, NC – Clayton, NC – Holly Springs, NC – Fuquay-Varina, NC – Wake Forest, NC – Durham, NC – Smithfield, NC – Chapel Hill, NC – Carrboro, NC – Dunn, NC – Sanford, NC – Wilson, NC – Henderson, NC

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